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A Final Thought: Where were you at the time of the murder?

My wife and I are anglophiles. We love everything British. Right now in our kitchen cabinets you’ll find Walker shortbread cookies and McVitie’s digestive biscuits, which, by the way, do nothing to aid digestion; they’re just cookies. In our freezer, you might even find crumpets, delicious with butter and blackberry jam. Most of our...

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Getting to the root of trauma

Ever wonder if your aching back or those sleepless nights could be linked to something else? It’s possible their root cause lies in a past traumatic event. “There are many misconceptions about what trauma is and how it manifests in the body. People often think trauma only comes from extreme events, such as wars, natural disasters or...

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HealthMarkets agent Joanie Keehn says fresh changes to the Affordable Care Act mean more coverage options

One of the hallmarks of last year’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment was the elimination of the tax penalty for those failing to acquire coverage. “The law requiring coverage was and is still in place, but the individual mandate on the tax penalty was eliminated last year,” says Joanie Keehn, a licensed insurance agent with...

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The origins of Sweetest Day (UPDATED)

Sweetest Day originated in October of 1916 as “Candy Day,” a promotion launched by the National Confectioner’s Association. The campaign’s slogan was: “The Sweetest Day in the Year.” Although the holiday was cancelled in 1917 due to a sugar shortage related to World War I, it was reborn as “Sweetest Day” in 1921 in Cleveland,...

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People on the west side of Cleveland now have a private option for quality ENT and audiology care, all under one roof

Bert Brown, MD, knows bigger is not always better. “It’s good to have a private practice option,” says the otolaryngologist who has been providing comprehensive ear, nose and throat care on the east side of Cleveland for more than three decades. “That’s why I’m so thrilled to now offer that on the west side of town, too...

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